JAMES, Frances (Elaine)
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October 10, 1920 – November 20, 2012
Elaine, 92 passed away peacefully to be with her Lord.
Elaine is survived by son, Brian (Roxy) Smiley; daughter, Dorothy (Brian) Massey; grandchildren, Robb (Christa), Susan (Kevin), Matthew (Christine), Rebecca (Alex) and great-grandchildren, Orien, Olivia, Silas, Sinead, Benjamin, Scott, Cole, Logan, Evangeline and Audrey; her sister, Muriel Parker and much extended family. She was predeceased by parents, Reverend W. Arnold and Florence Dorothy Evangeline Bennett; grandson, David Smiley; husband, Harold James; brother, David Bennett; nephew, Allan Parker; and first husband, Glenn Smiley.
Elaine moved to Vegreville in 1988 when she married Harold James. In failing health, she moved back to Edmonton in 2007 to be near family.
Thank you to the James family, Wendell and Nora, Harlan, Karen and Bill, Holly and Bruce for being supportive of Elaine over the years. Thanks also to the staff of Miller Crossing Care Centre, Edmonton, AB. Her last known words were to her worker, "Thank you, Dear".
A Celebration of Life for Elaine will be held Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m. at The Neighbourhood Church, 5351 – 112 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the charity of your choice or for Gull Lake Camper Scholarships, Gull Lake Centre, Site 1, Box 6, RR 3, Lacombe, AB T4L 2N3 www.gullakecentre.ca.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on Nov. 24, 2012